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Re: dropbox with office 2016 and Win 10

Re: dropbox with office 2016 and Win 10

Carmine B.
Explorer | Level 4

Try it again.  I had to run through it a second time to get it to work.  Also use Outlook Account to add, for some reason Word didn't work the first time. 

Re: dropbox with office 2016 and Win 10

Jean-Marc K.
Helpful | Level 6

Does the integration with the batch file allow people to work on the same Word document at the same time? That is the functionality I am looking for at least in Dropbox integration with Office 2016.

Re: dropbox with office 2016 and Win 10

Thomas M.55
New member | Level 1

Same Problem as jp F.

Running Win 10 & Office 2016...

Nothing happend ;(

I can see the entries in the Registry, but nothing appears in Office.

Maybe only for Win 8 and 7?

Anything else to change for Win10?

Re: dropbox with office 2016 and Win 10

Andrew S.90
New member | Level 1

It did work on my Windows 10, Office 2016 machine. It seems we haven't quite solved the mystery yet if it doesn't work on some others. I don't have enough machines in my lab to narrow this down but I will take a look when I have some time.

@Jean-Marc this integration is simply a shortcut to open Dropbox to save files faster. What you are looking for is file lock notification which is much more complicated to implement. I believe at this time only OneDrive/Sharepoint supports that integration. In Dropbox you may get duplicate files though perhaps the "badge" integration with Office does support something there I just don't have a large enough org to have multiple people stepping on each others files to know how well that works out myself.

Re: dropbox with office 2016 and Win 10

Jean-Marc K.
Helpful | Level 6

@Andrew. That is exactly what I am looking for. I love having Dropbox as a place. But there is a workaround for that. I would really like to replace OneDrive with Dropbox for all collaboration. Shared editing of Word documents is so powerful that I am even willing to put up with the pain of using OneDrive.

I thought that Google Drive supports shared editing of Microsoft Office documents, but I'm not finding the information right now.

Re: dropbox with office 2016 and Win 10

Lars P.3
Helpful | Level 5

On an Office 365 installation I had to use the first script, on a Office 2016 I had to use the second. So if one doesn't work try the other. Dropbox now works on all my office installations. 

Re: dropbox with office 2016 and Win 10

Jean-Marc K.
Helpful | Level 6

@Lars, the first script indeed worked for me. The later one didn't. Thank you very much.

I have Office 2016 64-bits, installed from an Office 365 Business download.

 

Perhaps it is too much to ask, but I would like two Dropbox places. One for my personal dropbox folder and one for my companies dropbox folder.

Re: dropbox with office 2016 and Win 10

Stephen N.4
New member | Level 1

Andrew S.

Do you have a batch file that works for Google Drive like you had for Dropbox to work with Office 2016?

Re: dropbox with office 2016 and Win 10

Michael Z.1
New member | Level 2

Google has an official plugin for Office. I really wish Dropbox would release their own..

Re: dropbox with office 2016 and Win 10

Carmine B.
Explorer | Level 4
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